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Saturday, July 02, 2011 divvy, Community Member, asks

Q: Pain in ball of right foot , twisting 2nd toe

I have pain in the ball of right foot and outside edge that is worse when I get up in the morning. During the day it improves but never goes away. Also my 2nd toe is twisted slightly. There is swelling on the outer edge and on the ball of my foot at the base of 2nd and 3rd toes. Now the pain is appearing in my left foot too, though there is no swelling or twisting of the toes on that side. I wear trainers or Crocs to work since I work in a hospital and am on my feet a lot. Any idea what this could be?

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Amy Tudor, Editor
7/23/14 1:47pm

Hi there, Divvy -


Did you ever discover what was causing this problem with your foot and toes? If so, it might be helpful to some of other community members if you were to post what the diagnosis was and how the issue was treated. It sounds to me like it might be related to the amount of time you spend on your feet (and perhaps to your Crocs, which can sometimes have poor support), but I am not a doctor or podiatrist so it would to know for certain.


Here are some links you might find helpful!


What Your Feet Say About Your Health

Why Yoga May Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain


Good luck!

cher, Community Member
7/ 3/11 12:46am

Have you had a x-ray yet or a Dr. exam your feet? I had terrible pain in the ball of my foot and ended up having a painful plantar wart whcih was very hard to see. After it was healed with Dr. Scholls pads or another popular name the pain went away. Easy to catch plantar wart if you go to gym or sauna or share a shower. It could be the type of shoes you're wearing also. See a Chiropodist or your Family Dr. first. It may even be bone spurs, caused by walking a lot or landing too hard on your feet. You may even benefit by Orthotics and may be covered under your health benefits from work. I also have arthritis in my feet and you may even have a stress fracture which may be relieved by proper shoes like MBT's.  good luck.

divvy, Community Member
7/ 3/11 2:13am

I have had an x-ray and they say that the bones are ok . It's much worse in the mornining , I can barely walk down the stairs , after I have been walking it does get a bit t the moment I am drinking lots of water in case it's dehydration .

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By divvy, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/23/14, First Published: 07/02/11